The satirical paper Charlie Hebdo re-released Mohammed’s cartoon as 14 as the Paris attacks are being prosecuted.

The satirical paper Charlie Hebdo re-released Mohammed's cartoon as 14 as the Paris attacks are being prosecuted.
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People are reading ‘I am Charlie’ after watching a minute of silence in Marseille, France on January 8, 2015 for the victims of the attack on the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo by armed gunmen.

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Paris – More than five years after the deadly attack on the Paris offices of a French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, 14 assailants on Wednesday sued for their role in helping the three assailants, all of whom were killed by police. On January 7, 2015, Brother Syed and the Chairperson entered the offices of the Kochi newspaper and killed 11 people, including eight editorial staff.

Charlie Hebdo’s director, Stephen Charbonnier, better known as “Charb”, was among those shot.

As they fled the scene, the brothers killed a police officer who was stationed on guard outside the building, after several threats to the newspaper.

The threats are related to the publication of a cartoon depicting Charlie Hebdo’s Prophet Muhammad. Many Muslims consider any depiction of the Prophet to be sacred, and were offended by millions of cartoons.

When the trial opened on Wednesday, the newspaper republished some cartoons, under the headline: “Tout pour a dol ç a” (that’s all).

The paper now operates in secrecy, is a high-security area, and its journalists continue to receive threats, but its crime director, Laurent “Reese” Surisou, who was wounded in the attack, reissued it in a new edition. He swore: “We will never give up. . And we will never give up. “

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This photo, taken in Paris on September 1, 2020, features the cover of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which reads “All This,” signaling the start of the trial of 14 convicts of aiding and abetting gunmen in January. Was published in September 2015 jihadist attacks in Paris.

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It has taken more than five years for the case to be heard. At the time, investigators gathered a series of incidents that led to the attack, first at Charlie Hebdo’s offices, then two days later at a Jewish supermarket in a Paris suburb.

Police initially thought the second attack was a copycat operation. However, in making their case, investigators found that the two were closely linked, and that Kochi’s brother and Amadi Kolibali – who killed a policewoman on January 8 and then a hostage in a hyper-catcher supermarket on January 9. To the four persons created – c. Many companions in general.

The lawsuit alleges that 14 people helped the Kochi brothers and Kulibali. They face a variety of charges, including material assistance, funding, arms purchases, and a gateway car for the attackers. They face up to 10 years in prison and life in prison.


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Only 11 accused were in court on Wednesday. Two of the other three are missing, Considered killed in Syria. The third, Kulibali’s religious wife, was spotted a few months ago at an ISIS camp in Syria.

In a rare decision to try terrorism in France, the judges agreed that a high-security tribunal would be set up to hear the case. There has been no live broadcast from inside the court, as the practice is prohibited under French law.

Very few people will be allowed in the courtroom, where anti-coronavirus measures have halved the number of seats available to the press, the public and more than 200 civil parties in the case. The civil parties included some who were taken hostage in a Jewish supermarket and relatives of the 17 people killed in the three attacks.

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Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Tigans widow Chloe Whirlhack arrives in the courtroom on September 2, 2020 to begin the trial of the 2015 attacks in Paris.

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“It simply came to our notice then [victims and survivors]”They are waiting for justice to be done, to find out who did it, knowing that they are,” Marie-Laurie Barry and Nathalie Senick, lawyers representing the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack, told AFP in a statement. The triggers are no longer there. ”

A total of 144 witnesses and 14 experts will be called during the trail, which will run until November 11 and end on November 10.

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